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, a new state law that goes into effect tuesday worries people concerned about distracted driving. the law will allow drives to send text messages as long as they use technology that is fully voice operated and hands- free. supporters of the new law say it's better than having drivers type while they're driving. but opponents say that hands- free texting still draws attention away from the road. >>> among other laws that will go into effect january 1, carbon monoxide detectors must be put into operation. breastfeeding will be added to protected conditions that prevent discrimination in employment or housing. and school officials must report child sexual abuse. >>> it is already sunday morning in washington, where there's still no word of a fiscal cliff deal. senate leaders are trying to hammer out an 11th hour compromise to save all americans from the tax hike. tara shows us the deal they're considering only kicks the can down the road. again. >> reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell left the capitol tight-lipped but smiling after working behind closed doors to avoid
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needs money. not just with the parking meter on sunday. >> reporter: the law will net the city an extra $2 million a year. >> i am a long time resident of the city of san francisco and i do not approve of what the board of supervisors have done. >> reporter: in the marina where parking is like a competitive sport. the law is not getting support, either. >> hurts the small businessman. a lot of people come here for the restaurants and the stores on the weekend, a lot of them will not come. >> reporter: and they see it as something that has been in the works for a long time. >> it is them not planning well and thinking ahead and not being able to be decisive when it counted. kicking the can down there. kick the can down the street. >> now we have to pay. >> exactly. >> the law goes into effect from noon until 6:00. if you feed the meter, that that is still illegal. reporting from san francisco, cbs 5. >>> local transit agencies are offering free rides for people celebrating new year's eve tomorrow night. for the fireworks in san francisco, cal help train has free rides at 11:00 p.m.